Daniel H. Scott
Currently unmarried; divorced from Deb Scott
Two sons, Lucas Scott
(by Karen Roe
) and Nathan (by Deb Scott
); daughter-in-law Haley James Scott
Father Royal and mother May
Brother, Keith Scott
Former brother-in-law Cooper Lee
; grandson Jamie Scott
, Nathan and Haley's son; and niece Lily Scott, Karen and Keith's daughter
Dan ran his own car dealership, Dan Scott Motors. He was also a figure in the town of Tree Hill serving on the school board, and was later elected as mayor of Tree Hill in "How a Resurrection Really Feels
".. However, after turning himself in for Keith's murder in "All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
", Dan was removed from his position as Tree Hill mayor.
Dan was the star of the Tree Hill Ravens when he was in high school. Following high school, Dan played basketball for a semester at UNC before returning to Tree Hill after Deb discovered she was pregnant. Dan filled in for Coach Durham
as the Raven's head coach for the playoffs during Nathan's junior year in "The Games That Play Us
Dan suffered a heart attack at the end of season one in "The Games That Play Us
", which was revealed to be due to HCM, a genetic heart condition that Dan had inherited. Dan was also hospitalized after being caught in the dealership fire in "Like You Like an Arsonist
". He sustained burns to his body and suffered from amnesia following the fire. Dan also attempted suicide while in prison for Keith's murder in "All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
", but failed.
In high school, Dan dated Karen but left her to play college basketball after he found out that she was pregnant. At UNC, Dan met Deb during his freshman orientation and she too soon became pregnant. Dan and Deb moved back to Tree Hill where they were married and raised their son, Nathan. Dan later revealed to Deb that Karen was his one true love and that he never loved Deb all the time that he knew her.
In season 2, Lucas discovered a scam that Dan was running at the dealership in order to make more money for himself. Dan was jailed for murdering Daunte following Daunte's car accident in "Some You Give Away
", but was later cleared of the crime. He later turned himself in for Keith's murder in "All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
", and spent 4 years in prison before being released on parole in "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side